|There are few railway viaducts in Hampshire, but two of them are
in Fareham, on the London & South Western Railway line to Cosham, which
opened in 1848. Both are listed grade II.
Quay Street viaduct is nearer to Fareham station. It is quite low, so has segmental arches, which are constructed of red brick. There are eleven of these, all of 30 feet span, except for the original Quay Street arch, which is 36 feet wide. That arch is to the right of the picture, with pilasters either side of it.
The second viaduct, know as Wallington Viaduct or Portchester Road Viaduct, spans the River Wallington, a northern arm of Portsmouth Harbour. It has seventeen round-headed arches in red brick and a yellow brick string course. The pictures show the west end of the viaduct; the river passes under two of the eastern arches.
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